– Complimentary dental hygiene services available to eligible veterans


The Maine Veterans Services Bureau and 22 participating clinics, including the UMA Dental Hygiene Clinic in Bangor, provide dental hygiene services to veterans who cannot afford dental care. preventive.

Services are available at 201 Texas Ave. in Bangor.

The Maine Veterans Dental Network, overseen by MBVS, received a $100,000 grant from Northeast Delta Dental to serve veterans who otherwise do not have dental coverage or cannot afford dental care. WBU’s Dental Hygiene Clinic received $6,000 from this grant to provide preventive dental hygiene services (e.g., cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatment, and approved restorative needs meeting program criteria) to eligible veterans.

This program also provides students in the UMA dental hygiene program with valuable clinical experiences under the supervision of the UMA dental hygiene faculty.

Through this grant program, which began last fall, the clinic has provided preventive dental hygiene services to more than 30 qualified veterans.

This program ends on April 29, 2022.

To receive dental hygiene services, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214 (discharge documents) to the clinic and grant permission to forward the document to MBVS for inclusion in its database. If the veteran does not have a copy of their DD-214, MBVS can help them acquire one by submitting the Maine State Request Form available at maine.gov/veterans, located at MBVS website.

To schedule an appointment, call the UMA Dental Hygiene Clinic at 207-262-7872 or visit uma.edu.

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